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Health Plan Management Toolkit and Filing Guidance
 ​Important Notices!

​Registration for Upcoming 2018 Form, Rate and Binder Training Webinar​ NEW!

The 2018 Form, Rate and Binder training webinar will be held on March 7, 2017.  Please use the link below to register for the webinar.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

UPDATED! - Ohio Filing Deadlines


2018 EHB Compliant Health Plans and 2017/2018 Student Health Plans

The Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) has received questions regarding the deadlines for form, rate, and QHP Binder filings that support the 2018 EHB compliant plans as well as the 2017/2018 school year student health plans.  As you know, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an addendum to the 2018 Letter to Issuers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs). This addendum changes the dates for the 2018 qualified health plan (QHP) certification timeline. Additionally, CMS issued a bulletin proposing new dates for the unified rate review timeline. In order to meet the deadlines established for plan data submission, ODI is updating the following proposed state deadlines.

However, ODI will continue to monitor the policy changes being discussed and considered in Washington which may lead to changes or otherwise impact the timelines that HHS has released.  Based on that as well as the likelihood of new guidance from HHS, ODI may provide additional flexibility or updated guidance to Ohio carriers in the coming weeks and months to accommodate potential changes that become necessary. 

These state filing deadlines apply to form, rate and binder filings (if applicable) for (1) student health plans, (2) both on-exchange and off-exchange major medical plans and (3) both on-exchange and off-exchange certified Stand Alone Dental Plans (SADPs).

Please note, that the filing deadlines are different for student health plans vs. the individual and small group markets.

The filing deadlines are as follows: 
Ohio Final Filing Deadline*
Type of Filing

​​March 13, 2017

FORM Filings for:

  •  All Student Health Plans
    - for the 2017/2018 School Year
March 27, 2017 RATE Filings for:
  •  All Student Health Plans
    - for the 2017/2018 School Year

April 17, 2017

FORM Filings for:
  • Individual & Small Group Health Plans (major medical and SADPs)
  - includes all amendments, endorsements, riders and new forms that will be used in 2018
RATE Filings for:
  • All SADPs

 - for the 2018 Plan Year

May 10, 2017

BINDER Filings for:
  • On-exchange Individual & Small Group major medical plans
  • On-exchange and/or off-exchange certified Individual & Small Group SADPs
 - for the 2018 Plan Year
May 26, 2017
RATE Filings for:
  • Individual & Small Group major medical plans

- for the 2018 Plan Year


Frequently Asked Questions​

 Click here to see the Plan Management Toolkit's Frequently Asked Questions.

The Ohio Department of Insurance welcomes your plan management questions. While we will not be responding to submitted questions one by one, we will post all questions and answers so all stakeholders will be able to see the information.
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Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
John Kasich, Governor | Mary Taylor, Lt. Governor / Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | OSHIIP Hotline: 800-686-1578